Biography of Author
The author, Rich Thomson (B.A., University of Redlands and M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary) has taught Biblical Framework Counseling on the Bible institute, Bible college and seminary levels for over 35 years. He is a pastor and a theologian who has attempted to obtain his understandings of the nature of man and of the principles of counseling from long and considered study of the Word of God alone, rather than from human sources, though he is conversant with many of the approaches to counseling which are proposed in the present day.
In these over 40 years, Rich has served as the head of the counseling ministry of a large, well-known, conservative church, has trained numerous lay counselors, has produced a 12 CD album on the principles of Biblical Framework Counseling, and has personally counseled individuals and families with a wide range of mental disorders and common counseling problems.
At present, the author is retired. He had served as the pastor of Grace Bible Church of Mission Bend in Houston, Texas, for over 25 years, and was actively involved at the College of Biblical Studies—Houston, where he had prepared the course of study for the Bachelor of Science in Biblical Counseling degree and discipled the professors. His book The Heart of Man and the Mental Disorders, Second Expanded Edition, is also used as the main biblical textbook in the degree program.
Rich and his wife Bonnie have been married 47 years, and now live in Colorado. They have three respectful, Christian children and 12 grandchildren.